HONORING AZAAN KAMAU-WORD: A CELEBRATION OF LITERARY PUBLISHING GENIUS & VENDOR FAIR

GLOVER LANE PRESS PRESENTS:

"WORD: A CELEBRATION OF LITERARY PUBLISHING GENIUS & VENDOR FAIR"

On January 19, 2013, leaders in literary, publishing and the media will gather for a powerful celebration of the written word at the estate of Pat Lamis, activist, icon and founder of Womynz Brunch Bunch, a Long Beach based community gathering for women. The event will honor the legacy of publishing mogul, Azaan Kamau, who has successfully launched and supported the careers of some 60 writers. Professionals from every corner of the publishing and literary industry will come together to dialogue on what it takes to be a successful writer, author and publisher.

"Almost 20 years ago, I started writing articles, poetry and stories for the greats of my time. I worked with literary geniuses like Stanley Bennett Clay, Stephanie Dakara Wynne, Ifalade TaShia Asanti and many others. It was their encouragement that pushed me to start my own publishing company and literary consulting firm. 60 books later, I'm like how did I ever do anything else? I love my job!" Says Glover Lane Press CEO, Azaan Kamau.

Glover Lane Press has published the works of everyone from budding writers to A-list celebrities. The company's catalogue features fiction, non-fiction, poetry, memoir, custom journals and more. Glover Lane also has a division that mentors, trains and guides writers through each stage of the sometimes difficult to navigate publishing journey.

In 2012, the company was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award for its groundbreaking collection of essays, Letters to My Bully. Supporters believe the Lambda nomination is only the beginning.

"I remember Azaan's first article for GBF magazine. I was the editor of the publication. I remember reading Azaan's work and thinking, this woman is awesome--she's going to do great things. I'm proud to say that her journey has come full circle. I now get to work for her as the acquisitions editor of GLP. We're small but mighty. Look for GLP among the stars of the publishing industry." Says Ifalade, one of Kamau's early mentors.

At the January 2013 event, dozens of GLP authors-turned-success-stories will come together to share their publishing journey and talk about what it takes to really make it as a writer and author. Refreshments, live performances by artists, art vendors and free giveaways make attending this event a no-brainer.

Pat Lamis
Email: womynzbrunchbunch@earthlink.net
http://www.womynzbrunchbunch.org/
Phone: 562-290-3630

Azaan Kamau:
gloverlanepress@gmail.com
http://gloverlanepress.webs.com/

Ifalade Ta’Shia Asanti:
tashia@tashiaasanti.com
http://tashia@tashiaasanti.com


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